Fun Fundraising Ideas

Choosing the right fundraising idea that suits you will really help. Hopefully, our list will help you get the right thing that fits your interests, and that of your family and friends. You can set up a fundraising page fas an easy way to share your events and fundraise. We like to use Everyday Hero. Click to set up your shareable fundraising page!

10,000 Steps Challenge

  • How It Raises Money: Sponsorships
  • Team members pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day over a certain time frame (often a week or month) in exchange for sponsorships.
  • To keep costs down, there are plenty of free apps that count steps.

Book Swap or a Clothes Swap

  • How It Raises Money: Entry fee and maybe a raffle
  • Charge a small amount for entry , get friends to cook, and even hold a raffle. Oh, you will needs lots of clothes, so involve friends family and neighbours who can donate.
  • Talk to your local library about resources they have to assist you with your book swap or ask local fashion stores to donate vouchers or clothes.

You will need lots of hangers, and clothes rails, local, shops could help, and friends and family might get involved. Pick a central location with lots of space, a community hall or even a function room in your local bar.

Car Boot Sale
How It Raises Money: Selling space for each car
Everyone has a cupboard or garage full of things that they need to get rid of, so urge your community to bust out their old lawn mowers, clothes, and furniture to give for a good cause. After securing space ask sellers to reserve booths ahead of time. (you can charge maybe €10.) Therefore, you know how many volunteers and other resources you’ll need on the day of the sale.

Movie Night
How It Raises Money: Entry fee, popcorn and ice cream sales.

  • To minimize your expenses, ask a local business to sponsor the event and cover the cost of food.
  • Your living room may be the ideal cinema or a local hall or pub.

Board Game Tournament
How It Raises Money: €5 entry fee

  • Teams of people compete together during a board game tournament
  • Ask local businesses or supports to donate prizes for tournament winners. And, you can give “bonus points” to board game participants/teams that fundraise the most.

Chili Cookoff
How It Raises Money: Entry Fee

Organize a team-based chilli cook-off. This fundraiser works great in workplaces, so encourage your colleges to get involved. Maybe do a veggie option and chilli eating contest as part of it! Don’t forget to gather some small prizes for winners, and take away pots for leftovers.

Car Wash
How It Raises Money: €5 per car
You will need lots of water. Also, advertise a suggested donation, you might get more, people love getting their car cleaned.

Ice Cream Party!
How It Raises Money: General sale
In the heat of the summer or the warmth of a winter fire Ice Cream always makes sense! Host an ice cream social to bring people together and raise money.
Don’t worry about going crazy with ice cream flavours, most people will be happy with vanilla and chocolate. However, don’t skimp on those sprinkles, cherries, and other toppings. The kids will love you for it!


You can set up a fundraising page fas an easy way to share your events and fundraise.
We like to use Everyday Hero. Click to set up your shareable fundraising page!


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